If you are a foodie visiting Taiwan, you may have heard of Yong Kang Street in Taipei. This happening neighborhood is filled with the country’s best restaurants, cafes, teahouses, bars, and shops. This article includes many of my favorite Yongkang Street food, desserts, cafes, and teahouses, as well as bars. Also, add Yongkang Street shopping spots to your itinerary as you will need to digest everything you eat.
Do you love pottery? I do. I love and cherish gorgeous potteries. If you are like me or are in the hunt for high-quality tea (or plate) sets, head over to Yingge. The pottery capital of Taiwan is only a stone’s throw away from Taipei. You will learn about the history of pottery in Taiwan at the museum, make your own pottery in class, and, best of all, shop for unique and practical souvenirs to bring back home. See how my first-ever pottery throwing experience went.
Looking for an off-the-beaten-path in Taiwan? Kinmen Island is an unconventional destination with the ambiance utterly different from the rest of Taiwan. The previously war-ridden island will fascinate any military enthusiasts and history buffs. And well-preserved traditions, rich culture, and ancient architecture would make you feel like traveling back in time on this island. Intrigued? Read my detailed guide for your Kinmen travel with lots of exquisite photos.
Xiao Liuqiu (=Liuqiu, Lambai Island) is a perfect weekend getaway destination from Taipei or Kaohsiung. Taiwan’s only coral island is a hidden gem vacation spot to swim/snorkel with green turtles and other marine life.
Are you looking to venture out of Seoul on your next trip to Korea? Here is the list of 7 best day trips from Seoul. Click to read Seoul day trip ideas recommended by travel bloggers.
If you travel to Seoul for 4 days, what would you do? Seoul is the large capital city of Korea, with millions of things to do and places to visit. Don’t be overwhelmed. This 4-Day Seoul Itinerary is what you need to experience the highlight of the city most efficiently. This article also includes essential tips, including how to get to Seoul from Incheon Airport, useful apps, and services for your stay. Let the adventure begin!
Gyeongbokgung Palace is a tranquil ancient palace in the heart of Seoul. The main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty features a unique scenery day and night, surrounded by mountains and skyscrapers. Its historical and cultural significance, as well as gorgeous ancient architecture, makes it one of the main Seoul attractions. Plan your trip to Gyeongbokgung Palace with this guide that includes how to get there, hours & fees, free & group guided tours, hanbok rentals, etc. I also shared lots of insightful tips about time-sensitive programs, such as Gyeongbokgung Palace Changing of Guards, Palace at Night, and Gyeonghoeru Pavilion tour. Enjoy your time at Gyeongbokgung!
Myeongdong is the most vibrant shopping destination in Seoul. Fans of Korean fashion and K-beauty, get your strategies down with this detailed Myeongdong shopping guide before hitting shopper’s paradise. But the commercial district offers much more than just shopping as the political, financial, culinary, and cultural hub in the heart of Seoul. Read what else to do in Myeongdong once you get there.
Nami Island strikes your fancy? Then, this article will inspire your trip to Nami Island in Autumn. On my visit in November last year, picturesque autumn foliage colored all over the island. As if that was not enough, I was blown away by the beauty of the nearby Garden of Morning Calm on the hill of Chukryeong Mountain. Click to see the highlights of Nami Island and the Garden of Morning Calm.
Nami Island is one of my favorite destinations from Seoul. The stunning natural beauty is in Gapyeong, only a couple of hours away from the bustling capital city. While there, also consider adding other Gapyeong attractions into your day-trip itinerary. This super-detailed guide explains how to go to Nami Island from Myeongdong and other areas from Seoul, as well as how to go from Nami Island to Petite France and the Garden of Morning Calm.